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ANGLING: Rammy club's £10,000 boost
RAMSBOTTOM Angling Association secretary Neil Wright has voiced his delight at a £10,000 grant from Sport England which he says will help his organisation make good its pledge to promote the sport in the 14-25 age group and among the disabled.
The cash will also help the club buy new equipment during the next 12 months and is a major boost to the Monday night coaching sessions at four locations in the Bury area, undertaken by three level two and four level one coaches.
“We are trying to bring angling to the masses,” said Wright. “There was a time when young people used to be taken fishing by their fathers or uncles, and that’s how they learned the sport.
“Family life is a lot more complicated these days and there are many other distractions.
“Our Monday night coaching sessions provide an opportunity for young people to learn to fish in a safe environment, away from television and computers.
“Many people don’t regard fishing as a sport, but it is – in fact it’s still the biggest participation sport in the UK. But it also teaches participants and appreciation of nature.”
The Association’s grant follows the award of its Clubmark two years ago, a significant milestone for the 100-year-old club.
The waters they fish are at Brandlesholme Road, Crown Pools, Clarendon Street, Bury, and Burrs Country Park.
Monday sessions start at 5pm and continue until dusk.
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